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Special Issue "Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Gender-Specific, Community Based Health Promotion Interventions"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2019) | Viewed by 317

Special Issue Editors

Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Department of Health Promotion, 08023 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: social inequalities in health; gender inequalities in health; working conditions; employment conditions; working time; work-related social inequalities in health
Public Health & Primary Care, Institute of Population Health, Trinity College Dublin, Russell Centre, Tallaght Cross, D24 DH74 Dublin, Ireland
Interests: smoking cessation interventions; obesity; lifestyle interventions; gender specific interventions; cancer prevention; implementation science; community intervention trials; low-income groups behaviour change; health inequality; health services resersch
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is a paucity of information to guide gender-sensitive health promotion and community-based interventions addressing lifestyle factors (i.e. tobacco and alcohol consumption or obesity) and other social determinants of health (i.e. loneliness, violence or energy poverty) despite recognition that gender-specific intervention approaches are needed. More evidence is needed on the theory of gender “effective interventions” based on a knowledge of gender differences in risk factors, what is needed to recruit and retain participants in such programmes, especially those from marginalised or disadvantaged communities.

Effective community health promotion interventions that are gender specific need to be developed, evaluated, and implemented. Successful implementation strategies for recruitment, randomisation into trials, programme retention, and success in maintaining the desired behaviour change are needed. Examples might include novel cross-sectoral recruitment strategies; gender-specific behavioural, tailored, or targeted approaches; and use of e-health, m-health, or other technologies. Moreover, interventions should incorporate the principle of equity.

Dr. Lucía Artazcoz
Dr. Catherine Hayes
Guest Editors

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  • gender-based interventions;
  • community interventions;
  • RCTs;
  • smoking cessation;
  • obesity;
  • alcohol;
  • physical activity;
  • nutrition;
  • mental health;
  • minority groups;
  • health inequalities;
  • intervention development;
  • recruitment;
  • randomisation;
  • retention;
  • implementation strategies
  • process evaluation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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